Yorkshire Wildlife Park is to getting ready to welcome a polar bear as they open a brand new custom made enclosure.
Cuts to council budgets for care has left many people vulnerable. Shared Lives asks people in the community to house those in need
A paedophile with HIV who had unprotected sex with underage boys has had his life sentence quashed by top judges on appeal.
After the latest prisoner absconds from HMP Hatfield in Doncaster, Don Valley MP Caroline Flint is demanding answers.
24-year-old Damian Pearson, absconded from the open prison on Sunday morning. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for burglary at the beginning of 2013.
Ms Flint said:
“After 5 inmates have walked out of HMP Hatfield in recent weeks, I want to know what is going on.
“Residents are understandably concerned and I have made clear to the Minister that public safety has to be his number one priority.
“I held an urgent meeting last night with the Prison Minister, Jeremy Wright, the second in a week, to ask that every prisoner be risk assessed for potential flight to reduce the chance of absconding.
“I also want to know whether the prison has warned every prisoner that they will face a longer jail sentence in a closed prison if they abscond.”
The MP has arranged a meeting with HMP&YOI Hatfield’s governor to discuss the escapes.
A man has died after a chimney stack he was working on at a house in Doncaster collapsed. Emergency crews tried for more than an hour to free him from the rubble. James Webster has more details:
There is no damage visible from the outside of a house on Beech Road in Campsall, near Doncaster, where a man died yesterday when part of a chimney stack collapsed. The 33 year old is understood to have been working to install a log burner when the internal brickwork gave way.
A second person had to be taken to hospital and treated for the effects of shock but nobody else was seriously injured.
Police in South Yorkshire are searching for a man who escaped from a prison in Doncaster.
24-year-old Damian Pearson absconded from HMP Hatfield at around 7am this morning. He was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for burglary at the beginning of last year.
A man's died after a chimney collapsed in a house in Doncaster.
Paramedics were called to Beech Road in Campsall yesterday. The chimney trapped a man in his 30s, believed to be a contractor working on the house.
Firefighters took around an hour and a half to release the man, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.
South Yorkshire Police say they are concerned for the welfare of two teenagers, missing from Doncaster since June 24. Shannon Craft, 15, and Rebecca Hood, 18, were both reported missing earlier this week and police believe they may be together - possibly in Grimsby.
Shannon was last seen at her home the Hyde Park area just after midnight on Tuesday, 24 June. She is white, around 5ft 3ins tall, of small to medium build, with long dark hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black leggings and a black Adidas jacket with three white stripes down the arms.
Rebecca was last seen in the Armthorpe area in the early hours of Monday, 23 June. She is described as white, around 5ft 3ins tall, of stocky build with shoulder length blonde hair and glasses. She was last seen wearing jeans, a black top with diamante detail with a green handbag.
A delegation from across Yorkshire will make a bid to bring the High Speed Rail College to Doncaster today.
They will be telling the Government and HS2 officials why they should choose Yorkshire rather than Birmingham, Derby and Manchester who are also in the running to land the research and teaching centre:
There have been angry scenes in Doncaster today as the Council controversially voted to close its seven care homes for the elderly unless it can find someone else to take them over.
Families whose loved ones in their 80s and 90s may have to move to private care homes, say the upheaval could put their lives at risk. Jon Hill has more:
Doncaster Council has controversially voted to close its 7 remaining care homes for the elderly.
There was anger from campaigners at the decision who had gathered a 27,000 name strong petition against the closures.
It means 132 elderly people are now likely to have to move to private care homes in a phased programme of closures of the remaining care homes.
The council says it has been left with no choice as it has to find savings of £190m over 3 years.
Protestors say the lives of some of the borough's most vulnerable residents have been put at risk by the upheaval.
The authority says it will spend 3 weeks trying to find alternative providers to take over the 7 homes it has earmarked for closure.
Police in South Yorkshire are searching for a prisoner who absconded while he was at hospital.
Gary Clark, absconded from escorted leave from Cheswold Park Hospital in Cheswold Lane, Doncaster, on June 24.
The 48-year-old was on an accompanied visit into Doncaster town centre when he escaped from staff.
He was last seen heading towards North Bridge, in the town centre, on foot.
Detectives believe that Mr Clark, who is originally from the Leeds area, may be making his way out of the immediate area in an effort to contact friends or family.
He is described as around 5ft 9ins tall and of a medium build. He has a shaved head and, when he was last seen, he was wearing a grey tracksuit.